Proximal PSA Predicts PCa Metastasis Risk

Proximal PSA levels of 10 ng/mL or higher in men with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer (PCa) after radical prostatectomy and a PSA doubling time (PSADT) less than 12 months independently predicts imminent development of metastasis, according to study findings presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology 2017 Congress in Madrid.

CKD Higher With Intensive BP Control

Intensively reducing systolic blood pressure to less than 120 mm Hg increases the risks for chronic kidney disease (CKD), but concurrently decreases the chances of premature death, according to a secondary analysis of SPRINT.

Prostate Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Screening for prostate cancer (PCa) decreases the risk of dying from the malignancy, researchers concluded based on an analysis of data from 2 randomized trials that came to conflicting conclusions about the survival benefit.

CKD Raises Tinnitus Risk

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with an increased risk of tinnitus, researchers reported online in PLoS One.

Metoprolol Ups Uric Acid, Gout Risk

Metoprolol use is associated with elevated serum uric acid (SUA) levels and an increased risk of gout among African Americans with hypertension-related chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a new study.

MRI in Prostate Cancer Management

Ashutosh K. Tewari, MBBS, MCh, Chair of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, is scheduled speak about the emergence of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening for prostate cancer at the 2nd International Prostate Cancer Symposium and Inaugural World Congress of Urologic Oncology. The conference is being held at the Icahn School of Medicine from September 6-9.

Patients Weigh Anemia Tx Options

Not only can hemodialysis patients understand the risks and benefits associated with anemia treatments, they make compromises and have preferences that are important to understand for shared decision-making.

Liraglutide Linked With Lower Diabetic Kidney ...

Diabetic kidney disease is less likely to develop or progress in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with liraglutide, a glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonist.

Addressing HIPAA Security Risks

Health care providers do not necessarily have to meet every HIPAA standard.

Evaluating Practice Options

Partnering with another organization may provide multiple benefits, including support for participating in new value-based agreements, infrastructure to comply with regulations and access to the capital needed to fund technological investments and growth.

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